As many of us expected, the outcome of the 2020 election remains up in the air.
It’s not what anybody wanted – and it’s left most everybody a bit tense and unsettled.
The combination of a record turnout and a dizzying maze of mail-in ballot rules and regulations have put many of the electoral outcomes in key states in the “too close to call” category.
As of this writing, Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Nevada remain an open question. Arizona also appears to be in the mix, though Fox News’ controversial call on Tuesday night roiled some insiders, including the state’s governor.
We’ve never seen anything like this campaign – and I hope we never will again.
It’s been a roller coaster, and the American people are ready to get off.
But I’m encouraged that even though we don’t know the outcome just yet – God does.
In fact, He doesn’t just know what today or tomorrow holds –He knows what the next four years holds, too.
It would be easy to grow anxious and agitated as results trickle in or controversy grows over contested ballots or election rules.
Let’s take a big deep breath.
In the Old Testament, we read God’s words: “I made known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please’”(Isaiah 46:10).
Focus on the Family is uniquely positioned to work with either President Trump or former Vice President Biden. Campaigns and government officials come and go, but what we’re championing are timeless, unwavering truths. We’re not about parties – we’re about principles.
As many of you know, radio host Rush Limbaugh is battling lung cancer. Now in his fourth decade of broadcasting, the beloved commentator has become increasingly vocal about his Christian faith, espousing a strong relationship with the Lord.
In an election morning appearance on Fox News’ Fox & Friends, Rush offered a poignant reflection about life’s priorities.
“The way I look at it is life is the most precious thing we have, and it’s probably the thing that most people just take for granted. We’re busy. We don’t even take time to consciously think of our lives because we’re too busy living them. But I really appreciate mine now, I have to tell you — and I always have. But we all only get one.”
“And we all have the opportunity starting out to make the most of it or whatever we want it to be. And we get a do-over every day. If we screw up one day, we get a chance to fix it the next day.”
But he then turned his attention to his personal faith:
“God is a profound factor. Jesus Christ is a profound factor. I have a personal relationship. I’ve not talked about it much publicly because I don’t proselytize these things. But, yeah. I just try to give thanks every day for all of the blessings. I have had a blessed life.”
I would like every much to talk with Rush Limbaugh about his faith and how the Lord has touched his life.
But that’s why we’re all here at Focus on the Family. We’re not here to advocate for candidates – but to champion Jesus Christ. We want to help you strengthen your marriage and raise your kids to be successful, happy adults. We want to support and encourage women to carry their children to term – to always give life a chance – because it’s the better choice.
Please join me in praying for a fair, honest and expedited outcome of this election.
May truth and justice prevail.
We will get through this. We will get beyond this.
And may the Lord bless you all.
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